The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by equities researchers at Nomura in a research report issued on Friday. They currently have a $110.00 price objective on the entertainment giant’s stock. Nomura’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 12.34% from the company’s previous close.

DIS has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Stifel Nicolaus cut The Walt Disney from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $110.00 target price for the company. in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Citigroup Inc. reduced their target price on The Walt Disney from $120.00 to $117.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, August 11th. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on The Walt Disney from $100.00 to $105.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, July 14th. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $125.00 target price (down previously from $128.00) on shares of The Walt Disney in a report on Thursday, October 27th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $118.00 target price on shares of The Walt Disney in a report on Saturday, August 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company. The Walt Disney presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $108.11.

Analyst Recommendations for The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS)

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) opened at 97.92 on Friday. The Walt Disney has a 12 month low of $86.25 and a 12 month high of $120.65. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $92.78 and a 200 day moving average price of $96.61. The stock has a market capitalization of $156.67 billion, a PE ratio of 17.09 and a beta of 1.21.

The Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 10th. The entertainment giant reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.16 by $0.06. The Walt Disney had a return on equity of 19.81% and a net margin of 16.88%. The company earned $13.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $13.71 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.20 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that The Walt Disney will post $5.96 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. EP Wealth Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 1.1% in the third quarter. EP Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 105,960 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $9,839,000 after buying an additional 1,111 shares during the period. Afam Capital Inc. increased its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 5.0% in the third quarter. Afam Capital Inc. now owns 106,740 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $9,912,000 after buying an additional 5,061 shares during the period. Green Square Capital LLC increased its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 24.4% in the third quarter. Green Square Capital LLC now owns 15,730 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,461,000 after buying an additional 3,088 shares during the period. Patten Group Inc. increased its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 7.5% in the third quarter. Patten Group Inc. now owns 5,639 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $515,000 after buying an additional 392 shares during the period. Finally, Horizon Investment Services LLC increased its position in shares of The Walt Disney by 2.1% in the third quarter. Horizon Investment Services LLC now owns 15,032 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,396,000 after buying an additional 313 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 57.48% of the company’s stock.

The Walt Disney Company Profile

The Walt Disney Company is a diversified entertainment company. The Company’s business segments include Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products and Interactive. The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production operations, television distribution, domestic television stations, and radio networks and stations.

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